Oak Alley Plantation

Washerwoman/Laundress

3/30/20 

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Washerwoman/Laundress

Washerwoman/Laundress

Always female, they cleaned linens and clothes for the master`s family. Enslaved Laundresses frequently made their own soap using lye, which left them with recurring chemical burns.

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